Lebanese film director keeps faith after COVID-19 dashes Cannes dreams

BEIRUT (Reuters) – Many directors would have been devastated when their plans to show their first feature at the Cannes Film Festival were wrecked by the spread of COVID-19.... Read more »

From Asia to Africa, ‘Sesame Street’ special tackles coronavirus pandemic

(Reuters) – Elmo, Cookie Monster and Muppets from Asia and the Middle East are joining forces for a special episode of “Sesame Street” aimed at helping kids cope with... Read more »

Universal Music Group launches division in Tel Aviv

FILE PHOTO: The logo of Universal Music Group (UMG) is seen at a building in Zurich, Switzerland July 25, 2016. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann TEL AVIV (Reuters) – Universal Music Group... Read more »

Italian woman wins Picasso painting in French charity raffle

Raffle organizer Peri Cochin delivers a speech as the name of the winner of the painting “Nature Morte, 1921” by Spanish painter Pablo Picasso appears on the screen during... Read more »

Porsches, popcorn and social distancing at Dubai drive-in cinema

DUBAI (Reuters) – Movie-goers in Dubai frustrated by the closure of cinemas during the coronavirus pandemic will soon be able to watch films from the comfort of their own... Read more »

Who’s Who of pop culture unites for ‘One World’ coronavirus special

(Reuters) – Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift, Paul McCartney, The Rolling Stones, Beyonce and Oprah Winfrey on Saturday headlined a special broadcast of music, comedy and personal stories celebrating those... Read more »

Lady Gaga, Beyonce kick off TV ‘love letter’ celebrating coronavirus frontline workers

(Reuters) – Lady Gaga, Paul McCartney, The Rolling Stones and Beyonce kicked off a global special of music, comedy and personal stories in what Gaga called a “love letter”... Read more »

Mobile-only Quibi sees more than 300,000 downloads on launch day: Sensor Tower

FILE PHOTO: Quibi CEO Meg Whitman speaks during a Quibi keynote address at the 2020 CES in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S., January 8, 2020. REUTERS/Steve Marcus (Reuters) – Mobile-only... Read more »

Disney+ content to make exclusive Middle East debut on OSN

DUBAI (Reuters) – Walt Disney Co’s (DIS.N) Disney+ content will be available for the first time in the Middle East and North Africa on regional pay television and online... Read more »

Disney+ to make exclusive Middle East debut on OSN

DUBAI (Reuters) – Walt Disney Co’s Disney+ content will be available for the first time in the Middle East and North Africa on regional pay television and online streaming... Read more »